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Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
District Of Columbia

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Install, program, maintain, or repair security or fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

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Currently Employed: 40

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $19.31 - $39.37

Typical Annual Salary: $40,200 - $81,900

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Examine systems to locate problems, such as loose connections or broken insulation.
  • Test backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, and all security features in order to ensure proper functioning, and to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Mount and fasten control panels, door and window contacts, sensors, or video cameras and attach electrical and telephone wiring to connect components.
  • Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices, or related equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans.
  • Inspect installation sites and study work orders, building plans, and installation manuals to determine materials requirements and installation procedures.
  • Feed cables through access holes, roof spaces, and cavity walls to reach fixture outlets; then position and terminate cables, wires and strapping.
  • Adjust sensitivity of units, based on room structures and manufacturers' recommendations, using programming keypads.
  • Test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications.
  • Drill holes for wiring in wall studs, joists, ceilings, or floors.
  • Demonstrate systems for customers and explain details, such as the causes and consequences of false alarms.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Fish tape
  • Power drills
  • Screwdrivers
  • Soldering iron
  • Wire lug crimping tool

Technology:
  • Electronic mail software
  • Network monitoring software
  • Platform interconnectivity software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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